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distribute deliberate assault. suzanne kelly has more. >> this is really the fullest accounting yet that rarely ever ventures into the public domain to issue a statement what they knew. right now, the intelligence statement says this was a deliberate organized assault carried out by extremists affiliated with or sympathetic for al qaeda. that's from shawn turner, director of the public affairs for the national intelligence. i think why we're seeing this, too, two plus weeks after the attack, there's a growing concern within the intligence community itself how the information is being used. there is a lot of frustration about this initial assessment, this was a protest, spontaneous attack that grew out of a protest of anti-muslim films we have seen broadcast in cairo. as more information came in that picture changed. the story from administration
officials didn't change dramatically and shows there are still unanswered questions. we don't have a direct timeline when administration officials knew this was a terrorist attack and when they came out and actually said it. you will see a lot more questions about this story. still, unbelievable statement put out by the intelligence communit community. >> all right. thanks. let's talk about what was immediately said after the benghazi attacks. some statements were made by the am bass do to the united nations, susan rice. now, peter king is calling for her to step down. here's what he told our wolf blitzer. >> i believe this was such a failure of foreign policy message and leadership, such a misstatement of facts, as were known at the time and for her to go on all of those shows and in effect be our spokesman for the world and misinform our allies
and spokesmen around the world. someone has to pay the price for this. things go wrong and everyone forgets about it the next day. we have to send a clear message on such a vital issue like this where the american ambassador was killed, the presumptioned a to be it's terrorism. can see why they would have said it's too early to definitively rule out it was terrorism. to me, it was a terrible mistake to make whether intentionally or unintentionally, to show the significance, she should resign. >> the white house is standing by rice. they said everything she said in that interview was cleared by int interagency groups based on information they had and certainly nothing was designed to mislead the american people. the search for jimmy hoffa. police say there are quote no discernable remains in the soil samples taken underneath the storage shed in suburban detroit. a tipster claimed a body was
buri there at the time he disappeared. the samples are being sent for testing but police doubt any remains are from hoffa. crazy video from florida. boca raton saks fifth avenue was the target of a gnash and grab. you see the guys run in about an hour before closing time, push over the display case, smash it with a sledgehammer and run off with all the jewelry they pick out of it. one customer hid inside a locked closet and called 911. right now, there's a $5,000 reward about information for these seuspects. >> if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. from the fda, a warning about online pharmacies. it could be fake, expired or possibly contaminated. less than 3% of online pharmacies actually meet state
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court's order since bush versus gore more than a decade ago. right after the supreme court's health care decision in june, chief justice john roberts joke fod a colleague he would find an island fortress to escape the heat. >> and just ruth bader describes it. the term has been taxing, some call it the term of the century. >> reporter: the court is back and no signs of it cooling down. >> the justices are moving from the frying pan right into the fire tackling some of the most difficult legal questions of the day. across the board, probably the biggest term in at least a decade. >> reporter: cases involving contentious issue of affirmative actions, same sex marriage, vote rights and abortion are all likely to come up this term that kicks off monday. >> there are some very exciting cases already in the docket and more in the pipeline the court will be making a decision on
soon. >> reporter: another set of decisions bring even more scrutiny on the chief justice. rumors surface the health care he authored caused a personal rift with fellow conservative colleagues including justice antonin scalia, a claim scalia denied with piers morgan. >> no. i haven't had a falling out. >> loud words exchanged? slamming of doors? no. >> nothing like that? >> nothing like that. >> reporter: the other big queson, will the chief justice take the court in an aggressive new direction. liberals fear a hard line dogmatic shift to the right. >> a lot of progressives are concerned this might mean chief justice roberts has built up some capital, good will and will now push the conservative agenda. >> reporter: tom goldstein who has argued before the court thinks roberts wants a more conservative court but that he'll do it gradually. >> he's not trying to move the law radically quickly. i think justice scalia or justice thomas want to get to
the end as quickly as possible and make the law confirm to what they want to understand whereas the chief justice is more incremental list. >> reporter: conservative court watcher doesn't believe it will change any time soon. >> certainly, this is not a crusadinconservative court. until we have shift in the members of the court, it's impossible to call it a court that leans more to the left tor the right. >> reporter: for the opinions that could be close 5-4 decisions, attention will also be paid to justice anthony kennedy, who's frequently the swing vote in some of the toughest cases. deb and victor. >> joe johns, thanks. much more ahead this hour. here's what's coming up. >> i can see in his face there was a lot more to her story than even what she was willing to let o on. >> women hold up half the sky, that's the message of a new
documentary from "new york times" columnist, nick clkristo in an interview exclusive to cnn, he sits down with the celebrities from the film. the man blamed for the an - anti-islamic film is behind bars but is it just a smoke screen? our legal analyst explains. guns, illegal drugs, some things shaping the presidential race. already we're putting them in focus. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is rudy. who switched to aleve. and two pills for
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where president obama and mitt romney stands on issues one issue at a time. gun control is a threat to all law abiding gun owners. on the other, gun control is the only way to stem gun violence and po tensitentially prevent tragedies like this summer's colorado theater massacre and the business shooting recently. both the president and romney support it. >> i believe in the second amendment. i believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. >> i will protect the second amendment rights of the american people. >> reporter: both sides stick to the constitution with president obama fighting criticism from any national rifle association. >> i won't take your shotgun away, i won't take your rifle
away, i won't take your hyunan away. >> the fact he hasn't tried won't placate them. >> all that first term lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the second amendment during his second term. >> reporter: romney has been actively cultivating the nra, a switch on the once tough on guns governor. consider the assault weapons ban. president obama is a yes but with an asterisk. mr. romney moves from a yes to a no. here's why. in 2004, governor romney signed a permanent assault weapons ban in massachusetts and now candidate romney says he any new laws. >> we need a president to enforce current laws that create new ones that only serve to baffle lawful gun owners.
>> reporter: so that's a yes. >> a lot of gun owners believe ak-47s belong in the hands of soldier, not the hands of criminals. >> reporter: the reason obama's yes has an asterisk, that in four years, no new gun control laws have been enacted. under obama's watch concealed weapons are now allowed on am track trains and in national parks. >> he's continued to pay lip service to those things but he hasn't shown real leadership pursuing those changes. >> reporter: yes, background checks have gotten more there or rogue under obama for people legally buying guns in gun shops. the big problem remains gun shows and the internet, specifically unlicensed dealers selling firearms to buyers with no background check needed. president obama has supported closing the gun show loophole in the past but the white house says his focus now is on existing laws. governor romney says no to any further regulation of gun shows. >> there's no particular change
in law that's going to keep people in tent on doing harm from doing harm. >> the majority of gun owners believe we should do everything possible to prevent criminals and fugitives from purchasing weapons. >> reporter: while president obama says he wants tougher gun laws, little was down during his first term. republican challenger romney has done more in the past but now says it's enough. both candidates apparently not so different now when it comes to gun control. >> that's gun laws. but we're not done. make sure to stick around through the hour at 9:00 a.m. eastern. we're checking out what each candidate thinks about drug laws. >> we heard from the nra right there that obama not coming for your guns is part of the conspiracy of coming for your guns. is there any evidence that if he were to be re-elected, that's what is going to happen? >> that is what is so fascinating. i've speakton wayne, the whole issue is they're going to take
away your guns and the truth is president obama is very vocal about supporting the second amendment. he knows people feel strongly about it. in many parts of the country, guns are simply a part of life. there's been no evidence he's going to change it. when the nra says he's going to change it, he's going to change it. >> they're just point tock the silence as his not coming to get it yet. >> exactly. >> i've been reading about this new organize, not really new but stronger the last couple of years. students for concealed carry on college campuses, after virginia tech, they wanted the right to carry weapons. i know here in atlanta where the schools are active, some students are active trying to get those. they just got a victory in colorado being able to have guns there on campus. you can't take them to the football game or any ticketed events but that's something i'm sure as these candidates go to these college campuses they will hear a lot more about. >> they have to adjust those questions. what's so fascinating, as i look
at the gun debate more and more. in new york, guns in certain parents parts of the city aren't a way of life. in other parts of the country people really feel the only way to protect yourself, defend yourself is to carry a firearm, carry a firearm. they'll tell you it's not a weapon unless you use it to shoot somebody. it is a firearm you're using to protect and defend yourself. it's a very different way of looking at it. the college campus issue is differently because now they're talking about separate dorms, how do you separate. again, if you put all the people with -- all the students with firearms in one dorm, who's to say the dorm without the guns isn't going to be the one that gets attacked. we still have a ways to go. >> we will certainly continue to talk about that. let's go overseas now. one man is offering 64 million u.s. dollars to the man who can win over his daughter's heart.
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not steal, on trial for allegedly leaking hundreds of papal correspondence to an italian journalist. if convicted he could face eight years in prison and a vatican computer technician is also on trial. some fishermen are lucky to be alive after their boat capsized all caught on tape. this was a dramatic rescue, a ferocious tropical storm overturned their boat. eight fishermen were tossed into the water and all brought to safety and one inhaled too much water but all okay. crazy talker story this weekend, making news around the world and some eager suitors are already lining up. >> a hong kong typhoon is offering $64 million to any man who can win his daughter's hand. here's the catch. she reportedly already has a
girlfriend. c cnn's pauline sat down with the tycoon determined to find a male match for his daughter. >> reporter: in his opulent 16,000 square foot mansion, real estate tycoon, cecil chao enjoys beautiful artwork, serenity of indoor waterfall, ocean view but unsettled by a simple desire, finding the right person for his only daughter. >> gigi is a nice girl, very love i loving daughter and deserve a good life and she should have as wide choice as possible. >> reporter: sounds simple enough for 33-year-old gigi chao, who's executive director of her father's real estate empire. but various outlets report gigi is already married to her long-time female companion. her father says those reports are false and ruined her chances
of finding a man. he's offering an incentive. $64 million to any man who can win over his daughter. >> aren't you worried about the types of people who will apply. they're just after the money, don't you think? >> i won't worry these things until gigi have found somebody who loves her. if somebody loves her just for her money, she is old enough to find out herself and i will advise her. >> reporter: more than a thousand offers have come in. gigi chao says she finds her father's offer entertaining. >> i wasn't angry at all. i was moved by daddy's announcement. i mean, it's really his way of saying, baby girl, i love you and you deserve more. >> reporter: cnn asked her about media reports of her marriage to a long-time female partner. she says she's not in a position to verify this. cecil chao says he's open minded
when it comes to issues of sexuality but he has his concerns. >> if she is not gay, she should straighten out, not let the people misled. >> reporter: but if she is gay, are you okay with that? >> that is for her to decide what she wants to be. >> reporter: both father and daughter say the publicity has been overwhelming. on her facebook page, gigi chao says for the sake of her family's sanity, she hopes her father retracts his offer. money talks but interested suittors continue clogging up the office faxes and e-mails. >> may i say first, agree with him or do not but that man can pick some glasses, can't he? with the gold on the front. stylish. >> he can also set a very attractive dollar amount. the tycoon making the $64 million offer he himself never been married.
>> come on. >> but the south china reports he has boasted of having 10,000 girlfriends, also offering to help his future son-in-law, should there be a future son-in-law estabsh a new busines business? >> interested she says, i wasn't offended my father is trying to buy me a husband, i was moved that he cared so much. >> yes. >> so then this guy comes along and says, hey, i'll marry her. do you really want to marry the guy who just got in line for the cash? >> probably not. my guess is it will be more than just her charm that is attracting him. >> that's true. nice glasses, though. the man responsible for the anti-islam film that sparked protests across the middle east is arrested. >> officers say it's a probation violation. could it be a way to protect him? our legal expert sorts out the details next. improve the health of your skin with aveeno daily moisturizing lotion. the natural oatmeal formula goes beyond 24-hour moisture.
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debatings and swing states. one of those states is new hampshire where we finds paul. where do things stand now in new hampshire because it is critical. >> reporter: it is a very important state. everybody knows new hampshire is the first election primary but a battleground state up for grabs. while mitt romney is getting ready, his wing man, paul ryan is behind me. later today, he goes out to ohio so a full day on the trail for ryan. he will be busy. not only is ryan having this rally, a state party convention on the side. democrats are campaigning. guess who will be here wednesday, bill clinton, the former president stumping for barack obama. you ask what the polls look like. this is from american research group. you can see the president with a five point advantage within that
survey psychology error. another poll had a slightly larger advantage for the president. it's competitive here in new hampshire. >> the debates are so critical. it's hard to say whether these debates are more important than other debates we've heard. what are the candidates doing and have to accomplish in terms of hitting home their major points? >> reporter: exactly. so much on the line wednesday night when president obama and mitt romney showed up for the first time since colorado. what are they doing today? mitt romney in massachusetts preparing and the president in washington. they are probably doing debates with their stand-ins. senator rob portman is doing the sta stand-in for mitt romney and done it in the past. and they go back to massachusetts. who better than a massachusetts politician to play mitt romney. that person is senator john kerry, the senior citizen from
massachusetts. >> it is so fascinating to me. i think a lot of people around this country will be fixated watching the debates, watching both sides. okay, fine, i'm very excited for these debates. cnn political editor, paulste n steinha steinhauser. you can see the first political debate wednesday on cnn and do not want to miss it 7:00 p.m. eastern. a man who spent 15 years on death row for a crime he did not commit has been released from a louisiana prison. lawyers say day mon thibodeau is the 300th exoneration in the u.s. convicted of raping and murdering his step cousin turned out to be false. he talked to the press about his new freedom. >> it's a surreal walk. it's not something you can prepare yourself for because
you've been living in those conditions for so long. >> how do you feel now? >> free! real free! >> attorneys show the case shows a need for police to videotape all interrogations in case of false confession. in philadelphia, a judge has issued a stay on the execution of terrence williams. she also granted him a new penalty phase in his 1984 murder case. the judge says his verdict may have been different had the jury heard evidence that the man he killed sexually abused him. the man believed to be behind the anti-islam film that ignited so much violence and bloodshed around the world is now behind bars. but for a different reason than you might think. nakoula basseley nakoula has been arrested for violating his probation by uploading the controversial video to youtube. because of a 2010 bank fraud
conviction, nakoula has not been allowed to access the computer or internet without approval from his probation officer. cnn paul cowan is here. the judge even denied nakoula bail. is this really a smoke screen for the video having nothing to do with probation? >> a lot of people feel that. this is one of the most controversial films on youtube with the worldwide muslim reaction. but for the judge to go after him and put him in jail, you might think that. on the other hand, he was convicted of a federal fraud, very serious crime. he served a year in prison. the fraud involved him using phony names, 15 phony credit cards. he owes $700,000 in restitution on that charge. and now they find out he's using phony names again, he's changing his residence, he's doing a lot of things you're not supposed to
do when you're on probation and parole. i don't think it's a smoke screen. i think there are legitimate grounds for him to be put in prison pending his hearing. >> 1997 he spent a year in prison for in tent to manufacture midwest. in 2010 -- manufacture meth. credit card fraud and been in prison and probation since then. his lawyers say that he should not be jailed because he could be attacked or in danger because of the muslim prisoners. does he have a case? >> i don't think he has a legitimate argument there. he walks into federal court the other day, appears in front of a federal judge and one of the things he's charged with is using phony names. you know what he did in front of the federal judge? he gave the wrong name and the judge had to correct him and then he gave his proper name. then the attorney gets up and says you can't put him in, muslim prisoners might attack him. not a legitimate argument.
federal prisons with protective custody areas. in a lots of respects he will probably be safer in a federal prison than on the streets. >> let's talk now about probation and crime. if it is a crime under hate crime legislation, this video, putting it out, is there a possibility he could be prosecuted as part of that? >> i don't think so. when you raise the situation, over a billion muslim worldwide. 23% of the population ascribes to the muslim faith. is this a hate crime by attack ing muhammad in this film? it would not fit under u.s. law. we have very strict laws protect our free speech rights in the united states and making a controversial film even if it attacks a certain religion can't be prosecuted under free speech u.s. laws an not a hate crime. you just brought up there are laws against someone running
into a theater and yelling fire, to incite something. this man had to have known if you put out this type of video that that would incite a melee, attacks, something. could it bettacked up der that provision? >> youaise a good point. it goes that point directly. i'm sure when he made the film, he was trying to be provocative and trying to anger those over 1 billion muslims worldwide. however, yelling fire in a theater, that's a crime but not's not an expression of a political view or of an art form. on the other hand, making this vicious film, an attack on a religion is a form of artistic expression. we may hate it, we may disagree with it. what makes us americans under the first amendment, we can express ourselves in any way we want in this country as long as it's political artistic and it's a legitimate form of expression. it's not prosecutable in the
united states. the rest of the world has a hard time understanding this, we protect even speech we hte in the united states. we let nazis demonstrate. we let the klu klux clan exist and demonstrate, just part of freedom of speech in america. >> paul, more conversation with you. >> nice to be with you. grasping struggles that face women in developing countries. >> every person, every corner of this world needs to raise a voice and say this has to stop. >> activists in a new documentary called "half the sky," seen in in an exclusive with columnist nick kristof and ug "ugly betty"'s ferrera. discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial.
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now, a cnn special report from kenya to vietnam to libya. activists are giving us a glimpse of how women worldwide are overcoming obstacles and changing their life for the better. "half the sky" has inspired a new documentary and profiles christophe and celebrity activists as they travel to different parts of the globe. he sat down with libya wild, meg ryan, gabriel and others about "half the sky" and how this project is so critical. >> we're going on a journey where the oppression of women and girls is truly the most extreme. we're traveling to six different countries and invited six different american actresses to join us. we will meet some people so
impressed by the work they're doing to build a better sierra leone, better cambodia, vietnam, working on issues like sex trafficking, violence against women and also solutions such as getting more girls into school and keeping them there. >> america ferrera subsequent into the ums of india where she met a girl desperately hoping for a school, not a brothel. >> i always wanted to go to india, always imagining it as some sort of wonderful tour through the countryside, seeing beautiful sights. and, of course, this trip was very different than that. >> are we in the red-light district? >> yes. >> not in this lane? >> this lane, too. >> this lane, too? >> all the rooms on both sides are dwellings of the women. >> of prostitutes? >> yes.
>> this is where they take their customers? >> yes. >> i was a little nervous when i heard the topic we'd be looking at, intergenerational prostitution. what i didn't expect was to fall so deeply in love with these beautiful girls we got to spend our time with. >> and in calcutta, you devel developed a tight bond. the 10-year-old girl named moneisha. her own family was planning to send moneisha, at the age of 0, back to a village and presumably on to a brothel. >> her fate is determined by her parents at the end of the day. that was a realization that was hard to kind of swallow, which was really? there's nothing we can do to keep her from going down that path? >> do you find yourself walking down the street and thinking about moneisha?
>> stay safe, okay? >> i feel like i struggled a lot with leaving india because i didn't want tolose the passion that i felt. i didn't want to feel everything that i was feeling and all the hope and all the potential of being a part of the change and then coming home and going back into my life and getting caught up in me and forgetting about what i saw. >> no child, no woman, no human being should be selling their bodies for survival. it's a shame on our civil society if we allow to do that. every person, every corner of this world needs to raise a voice and say this has to stop. >> i'd hope for people to see that this is not a documentary about the problems, it's a documentary about the solutions, that telling these very specific
stories is going to give the audience a sense of em powerment and hopefully more than notwill choose to do something about it. >> bye! >> in our 10:00 hour, we're going to be hearing from meg ryan. she tells us her visit to cambodia and a 14-year-old girl who lost her eye to abuse but not the smile. turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide airs on pbs tuesday and wednesday. police in michigan descend on a storage shed to find out if jimmy hoffa has been buried underneath all these years, after being sent to a local lab, why some experts say there's no way it's him. things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning.
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the mysterious disappearance of teamster boss jimmy hoffa has captured the imagination. >> but they're not so sure the teamster boss is underneath a storage shed. susan candiotti with more. >> reporter: could these carefully wrapped tubes of soil carried out among a sea of cameras possibly hold the remains of jimmy hoffa? >> this is like an open wound that won't go away. >> reporter: a wound that could be partially closed monday when lab results put to rest whether these are human remains, let
alone hoffa's. >> stranger things have happened, so it's possible. >> reporter: possible but not probable. the dig inside a shed came after a witness told police he saw a body buried there after he disappeared in 1975 but the police chief says the timeline doesn't add up. an alleged book making at the house didn't happen until years later. >> i don't think it's mr. hoffa. >> reporter: neither does retired fbi agent john anthony who worked the hoffa case. he gives the tip zero credibility. >> whether they find a body or not i don't know. if they do, i guarantee you it is not jimmy hoffa. >> reporter: he says they have a good idea who pulled off the hit and where but it sure isn't in this neighborhood. >> reporter: why could the fbi never find the body? >> because there is nobody. the body in our opinion was cremated or thrown into a vat of
acid. >> reporter: whatever happened the mafia backed teamster boss is legendary sell braid in moce movies like this one going up against robert kennedy. >> i don't need that and my -- >> reporter: tips had him buried in settlement near the end zone of old giants' stadium and the floorboards dug up of a detroit home and horse farm. still trying to pinpoint why his fate still captivates so many people. >> he was a gifted individual, powerful, negotiate. combine that with his mysterious disappearance and the connection with the underworld and the mob. >> reporter: no the question is will police crack this case or will it remain an unsolved
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could go as high as $150,000. >> that's pretty cool. victoria's secret is opening its first pink store in a very unlikely place. right inside cowboys stadium in dallas this monday night. that is right. the lingerie chain will be selling its new nfl collection that in slidcludes football the tees, hoodies and sweats and good news, victoria secret models will be on hand for the grand opening at the game. arnold schwarzenegger detailing details of his affair with his housekeeper which led to his 25 year marriage to maria shriver. he talks about his infidelities in an interview with "60 minutes" and airs tomorrow night. >> i think it was the stupidest thing i did in the whole relationship. it was terrible and i inflicted tremendous pain on maria and
unbelievable pain on the kids. >> "total recall," my unbelievable life story hits shelves this monday. >> that's a tricky one. >> yeah. it is a tricky one. here has the reason. the affair is bad enough, right, but then when you find out the mistress has been living with our family the whole time. >> right. she gave birth pretty soon after maria shriver gave birth to her son. >> he's been to the home and here we are all together and she has no idea. >> i'm not sure stupid covers i it. >> listen, when you think about the early part of life, the energy it takes to be a body-builder and then learn the language and then become a movie star and then become a governor, there are amazing parts of this story. >> of course. it is probably a fascinating read if nothing else. >> we are going in-depth on social issues of this campaign.
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questions like. >> when is the election? how soon do we have to decide? >> what are the names of the two people running? and be specific. >> where is the president right now? is he or she running? because, if so, experience is maybe something we should conside consider. >> it's always see good to see how they sort of take what is something so obvious and make it even more obvious. >> yeah. this, to me, i've been thinking, but maybe because we are just involved in it, who are the people at this point are still asking all these questions? >> like when is the election? >> yeah. >> maybe they will turn up and maybe they won't. who knows? people need deadlines sometimes. >> we have a lot more coming up. and good morning, everyone. i'm deborah fereyick in for randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell.
thanks for starting your day with us. >> we start with an admission from the intelligence community. they're now saying the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, it was an organized terrorist assault. four americans were killed including ambassador chris stevens. it wasn't just a violence end to a spontaneous protest over an anti-muslim film. >> u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice was one of the administration officials who said it was not a terrorist attack and that has led congressman peter king to call for her resignation. here's what he told our wolf blitzer. >> to rule out terrorism, say it was not terrorism at that time was a terrible mistake to make whether it was intentionally or unintentionally. to show the significance of that, i believe she should resign, yes. >> the white house is standing by rice saying everything she said in that interview was cleared by interagency groups.
two people are hospitals after a shooting in minneapolis later this week. the shooter was laid off hours before the incident and then returned with a gun and shot and killed five co-workers before committing suicide. his family said he had a history of mental illness. among the dead, a business owner recently honored at the white house. bank of america is paying more than $2.4 billion to settle a class action lawsuit over its acquisition of merrill lynch. investors sued in 2009, claiming the bank misled them over the financial health of both companies prior to the merger. bank of america has denied the allegations but said it agreed to settle to avoid an expensive legal battle. mortgage rates are headed down once again, hitting all time record lows. according to mortgage buyer freddie mac, the rate on a 30 year lone is 4.9% and a 15 year
loan, 3.4% and they're headed down to reduce banks balance sheets. we hear a lot on the campaign trail. weight cnn are helping you cut through the noise to figure out where each candidate stands. we're sizing up where president obama and mitt romney plan to tackle the challenges facing the country one issue at a time. this hour, john zarrella takes a look at where each candidate stands on the war on drugs. >> reporter: angelica hernandez was 9 when she first crossed the border with her mother and sister. >> i still remember crossing the desert, having to sleep in the desert. it was getting late when we had been walking for hours and my mom would hold my sister in one arm and me on the other arm. just pray that nothing would happen. >> but their human smuggler was pulled over for speeding and they were deported. their second crossing succeeded.
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let's move to politics in the battle over ohio. there are actually two battles going on there, the race for president and the fight over early voting. let me start with the presidential race. here's our latest polls for the state. 51% of likely voters are leaning towards president obama, around the same margin he won the state with in 2008. many consider the race to be closer than the numbers indicate. that's why both campaigns have spent a significant amount of time traveling around the state. joining us now is nina turner, democratic state senator from the cleveland area. thanks so much for being here this morning. first of all, how is the president's message resonating there in cleveland? >> it's resonating in a very
strong way. the citizens of this state, they know who's standing with them. that is the president of the united states of america. the polls indicate how the voters in this state are feeling. >> let's talk about the fight for voters' rights. ohio's republican led legislature changed the law. they took away some early voting rights, the federal court ruling overturned the new law but that decision is now being appealed. a lot is mixing up. voting in the three days right before the election, you've been very outspoken on this saying it's blatant voter suppression. explain. >> it is, victor. you know, it doesn't make any sense in 2012 we would have the chief elections officer along with the attorney general of the state of ohio appealing the decision of a u.s. circuit court judge that said you will treat the voters in the state of ohio as equals and you will restore the last three days of early voting. make no mistake about it, what they are doing is creating an
environment voters of this state have less access to the ballot last year or the year before or in 2008. as we know in ohio, about 100,000 for example in this state took advantage of the last three days of early voting. it makes no sense. in a letter to the former attorney general u.s. circuit court judge nathaniel jones said it pained him the attorney general was aligning the good people of ohio with the segregationist policies of former governors like governor wallace and others who under the guise of state's rights defied the united states constitution. victor and deb, that is exactly what is happening in the state of ohio and exactly what is happening in florida. that is exactly what is happening in pennsylvania and it is absolutely shameful. >> i want to go to that point. you brought up the word segregationists and talk more about this not being an effort to suppress the vote or democratic vote, you said on this network about six weeks ago, jim crowe has been best
record in ohio. support that and how do you see this as being directed specifically toward african-american voters? >> victor, for example in my county the largest county in the state of ohio, cuyahoga county. in 2008, african-americans voted 56% early and in person although they only make up 26% of the voting population. we know by the data african-americans tend to vote early and they tend to vote in person. not only does what the attorney general and the secretary of state not only what they're doing does it have an impact on african-americans, it has an impact on poor folks, too. they are restricting -- the secretary of state is restricting the number of hours folks can vote. he has fired boards of election members who have dared to say we are going to stand up for the voters in the state of ohio. it is crystal clear what is going on. although there may not be barking dogs to see or a
literacy test or poll tax, what they are doing is just the same, the 21st century version of voter suppression in the state of ohio and other states across this country. the brennan center in new york said in 2011 over 180 measures, bills were introduced in legislatures across this country. this is no surprise by any stretch of the imagination what folks are doing who have the political clout to do so. they are suppressing the vote. >> this is something we've been following and going to keep following. we have the secretary of state, john huston coming up. we will hear why ohio did feel limiting some voting hours would be helpful. >> our thanks to state senator nina turner. secretary of state is standing by and we will talk more about votes early voting and the battle for ohio. don't you love me?
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we're back with our ohio discussion. early voting there starts next week. all the talk there is about the final three days of early voting. the saturday, sunday and monday right before election day. >> joining us now is ohio's republican secretary of state, jon husted. where does the schedule stand now for early voting in ohio? >> well, early voting starts tuesday. for the first time ever, every single voter in the state receives an absentee ballot request. we expect on the first day of absentee voting on tuesday that a million ballots will go out to voters. they will have essentially five
weeks and over 750 hours to vote from home. 230 hours over the course of five weeks to vote in person, plus all day on election day. it's really never been easier to vote in ohio. we expect everything will go quite smoothly. >> it was indeed easier in 2008 when people had that saturday, sunday and monday to vote. let's get to what you might have heard from the state senator and said this law is meant to suppress that vote. a lot of people voted in that weekend in 2008. what was wrong with the 2008 schedule that it had to be cut this year? >> do you know, frankly, the reason is because the boards of elections on a bipartisan basis actually asked for those three days to account for all the millions of ballots that will potentially be out there in the mail so they can make sure the voter rolls are secure and we have no duplicates, we know w who's voted and eligible on tuesday so nobody votes twice.
as a matter of fact, senator turner ved for the bill that ended those three days. it is stunning to me this has become the issue it has. frankly, for most voters in ohio, the opportunity has been expanded over 2008 and everything is running very smoothly in ohio. we have -- we're going to be ready and voters are going to have a very easy time casting their ballots this year. >> mr. secretary, what's interesting, last year, 93,000 ballots were cast in the last three days prior to the election. clearly enough votes to sway a potential election and the 18 electoral college votes, governor john kasich changed that part. why not open it up to everybody if you are going to open it up to the military, why put this ban in place? >> first of all, it was done by the legislature on a bipartisan basis at the request of the bipartisan election officials from across the state so that
the boards of elections could account for all those ballots. i hate to keep coming back to that but it was done in that manner. whether the final three days exists is really about a federal lawsuit that is out of my hands. we will see what the courts say. but it's not like any of these voters are going to somehow be denied the opportunity to cast a ballot. frankly, we did a lot of things over the course of those 35 previous days that you can vote to make it's easier. the question -- but the question -- >> are you saying the legislature made a mistake? do you think the legislature made a mistake? >> no, i don't. >> to be supporting taking away these three days? >> look, it's a matter of whether or not -- the lawsuit really is a matter of whether or not we're allowed to treat military voters differently than other voters. it happens in all 50 states where we make special accommodations for military
voters. what the lawsuit from the obama campaign says is that we can't treat military voters differently, we have to treat all voters the me. this issue will be settled. voting is it more than 35 days before those issues have to be resolved and they will be resolved by then. voting starts in ohio on tuesday and they will have -- voters in the state will have 35 days to cast a ballot. and there are plenty of opportunities to do that. we have some of the most expansive laws of any swing state in the country in terms of voter opportunity. things are going well in ohio despite the fact there are some who would like to create controversy where none really exists. >> to play devil's advocate, the court basically said there would be irrevocable injury to large number of voters. that is not a political debate. that is a court coming down and saying you can't disenfranchise a certain group of voters because they're not in the
military. >> i know we don't believe that the courts don't also have political concerns that they also address, and the bottom line is i willenforce whatever a court tells me to do. if the federal courts ultimately say that the law should be struck down or if the law is upheld, that's my job. my job is not to make the law. my job is to enforce the law and make sure we create a balance between easy access and to make sure that we also have elections integrity and security in place. we have a great balance being struck in that manner. you don't have to take my word for it. common cause did an analysis of all 50 states and said ohio was one of the sixth best states in the country in preparation for this election. everything is going to go just fine. >> so you're ready. that's good to hear. >> i'm ready. i think ohioans are ready for this to be over. >> jon husted, thank you. remember for all the top political news and voters rights and new laws, check out cnn doth k.com cnn.com/politics.
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the problem. >> we have to do better interdicting it. >> reporter: found in commercial jets, flour, even boxes of yams, problem is some aren't yams at all, rather plaster casts painted and shaped like yams, inside, pure coke. stash houses and drug labs routinely raided. that was a war on drugs. these days, not even a war on words. the white house doesn't even call it a war any longer, focusing more on prevention. in this year's political season the mention of drugs rarely gets a mention on the campaign trail. when it does, the president and mitt romney appear to be on the same page. >> the president of the united states must help make a priority help reducing demand in this country. >> the united states can focus on drug treatment and prevention. >> absolutely. i agree with that. in if any should know, it's
judge jagisele pollack, preside over drug court in florida. pollack said drug courts ought to be a priority for the candidates because they reduce drug dependency and save taxpayers millions. she has the numbers to back it up. a study showed pollack's court saved the county as much as $30 million a year over a five year period, basically the difference in the cost of treatment and counseling versus incarceration. >> if we can keep them out of the criminal justice system at this level, then we will save billions and billions in prison costs. >> reporter: for the white house a multi layered approach. treated it as a public health issue not just criminal concern.
law enforcement continues choking o tchoke ing off the supply. this year, the federal government is tending $10 billion on prevention and treatment. law enforcement and corrections, just under 10. mitt romney has not outlined how he would allocate federal dollars but both men say they are not in favor of legalizing marijuana and both emfatic working closy with mexico which has supplanted florida as the favorite drug route is a must. pollack says she'd like more political discussion about drugs, in part, because substance abuse can be the result of a job loss or tough economic times. >> we live in a society of aggravating stress. so it's only natural people are going to turn to substances, whatever they may be, to numb their pain, their stress. >> reporter: ironically, the most talked about campaign issues leading to one of t least. john zarrella, cnn, miami.
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